2020 Poetry Broadside Contest Winner Announced

Sundress Publications is thrilled to announce the results of the 2020 Poetry Broadside Contest. This year’s winner is D. M. Spratley with the poem “Each Morning an Animal.” Spratley’s poem will be letterpress-printed as an 8.5” x 11” broadside and made available for sale on our online store. Orders for our broadsides will be open later this summer.

D. M. Spratley (she/her) is a mixed-race, Black, queer, Southern poet. Her poems have appeared in POETRY, 32 Poems, Shenandoah, Drunken Boat, and the Lambda Literary Poetry Spotlight, among other journals. She has received awards from the North Carolina Arts Council, Princeton University, and Rattle. She is currently at work on a full-length poetry manuscript and a fiction project, and her micro-chapbook Some Tricks I Was Born Knowing is forthcoming from Ghost City Press in August 2020. Find her online at http://www.dmspratley.com and on Twitter @dmsprat.

Thank you to everyone who sent us their work.
Finalists and semifinalists include:

Finalists:                                                             

“The Murdered Woman Visits Antarctica,” Megan Alpert
“March 2020,” Jennifer Franklin
“Love to the Ground Like Berries,” Amelia Gorman
“Eating Ortolans,” Kate Leland Henricks
“In My Mind’s Coral, Mother Still Calls Us from Inside,” Jennifer G. Lai
“The World Is Ending, Endless,” Wheeler Light
“anxiety shit,” Jasmine Lomax
“Lake House,” Rachel Marie Patterson
 “Hear Me Out,” Michele Parker Randall
“Killing Eve,” Sreshtha Sen
“This Is Not a Poem About My Mother,” Sreshtha Sen

Semifinalists:

“Letter to My Long-Distance Lover While Lying to Myself,” Caitlin Cowan
“How to Run Away,” Jesica Davis
“Harrow,” James Ducat
“Simone de Beauvoir Sends Trump a Sext,” Sandra L. Faulkner
“Ode to the Tropical Storm I Slept Through,” Brett Hanley
“All the Men Who Own My Underwear,” Kate Leland Henricks
“Anthems for Losers,” Jennifer G. Lai
“Come Clean,” Joshua Nguyen
“Dog,” Jennifer Perrine
“qarrtsiluni,” Anda Peterson
“Vital Signs,” Remi Recchia
“To the Astronomer,” Jessica Reidy
“Just a Sliver Back Then,” Annie Robertson
“Birthplace,” Amy Small-McKinney
“Eulogy for Ntozake Shange,” Cynthia Young


A 501(c)(3) non-profit literary press collective founded in 2000, Sundress Publications is an entirely volunteer-run press that publishes chapbooks and full-length collections in both print and digital formats, and hosts numerous literary journals, an online reading series, and the Best of the Net Anthology.

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